REDCAT: Focusing on the intersection of choreography and cinematography, the annual Dance Camera West festival offers a rich selection of some of the most thrilling dance for camera and dance media works made around the world today. The festival returns to REDCAT with all-new programs of experimental shorts as part of its month-long celebration of dance film at venues across Los Angeles.
PROGRAM I: 2:30 PM
YouTube Screening and Panel Discussion
Tony Testa (Moderator); Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cirque De Soleil); John Chu ("Believe," Justin Bieber); Ian Eastwood
Etereas (Mexico), 3:52 min.
Directed By Flaminguettes, Daniela Villanueva & Mara Soler
Choreographed by Brecken Rivara & Tiana Zoumer
A hula hoop floats amidst a stunning location of México City. As it moves, a dancer appears and plays with the hoop. Every movement creates lines, impressive shapes and lights that float in the space as if being drawn to gradually create an impressive sculpture in movement.
Flying Bodies (Japan), 78 min.
Directed by Hiroyuki Nakano
Choreographed by Daniel Ezralow
The film follows the one night only performance of Aomori Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team collaborated with the world renowned fashion designer, Issey Miyake and their behind-the-scene effort.
Q&A with Daniel Ezralow to follow.
PROGRAM II: 7:30 PM
Body Without a Brain (Indonesia & USA), 6:30 min.
Directed by Mark Freeman
Choreographed by Rianto
A high risk, physically demanding dance for camera. Filmed in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
UPAJ: Improvise (USA & India), 75 min.
Directed by Hoku Uchiyama
Choreography & Performances by Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith
A riveting behind the scenes documentary chronicling the birth and journey of India Jazz Suites, the ground breaking collaboration between Indian Classical Dance Icon, Chitresh Das and Tap Star, Jason Samuels Smith.
Q&A with Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith to follow.